Korg today introduced two new MIDI control keyboards, the microKey and the microKey Air.
- The microKEY can be completely powered by an iPad or iPhone and now offers a pedal input for sustain (micoKEY25 offers a sustain button). There’s also a new 49-key version for the two-handed player that still wants compact.
- The microKEY AIR features Apple’s Wireless Bluetooth LE (Low Energy) standard, which provides long battery life and low latency! .They also have standard USB connections.
Here is there official video intro:
The second-generation microKEY lineup adds iPad and iPhone support, plus a damper pedal jack for improved playability. Korg has also added a 49-key model.
Since the microKEY is USB bus-powered, you only need a single USB cable to connect it to Mac or Windows. There’s no need to install a driver; just connect it to your computer and start playing.
The second generation newly supports connection to iPad and iPhone. Add an Apple Lightning – USB camera adaptor and one USB cable and your setup is complete, allowing you to access apps such as KORG Gadget, KORG Module, and GarageBand.
Four models are available:
Korg microKey Air
The microKey Air – also available in 25, 27, 49 & 61 key models – enhances the capabilities of the updated microKey line by adding Bluetooth & Apple Bluetooth Low Energy MIDI support, which lets you connect wirelessly to iPad, iPhone or Mac.
You can connect wirelessly to iPad/iPhone music apps such as KORG Gadget, KORG Module, and GarageBand, as well as any MIDI-capable music production software on your Mac.
Here’s an example of the microKey Air in action with Korg’s Module app:
The microKey Air can run wirelessly for about 30 hours on a pair of AA batteries. And you can also connect it via a traditional USB cable.
See the Korg site for more info.